We are pleased to announce that Fenway Institute Research Scientist Katie Biello, PhD, MPH, has been selected to receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual & Gender Minority Early Stage Investigator Award. As described by the NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO), Biello’s work demonstrates both contemporary achievement in and a commitment to multiple areas of SGM-related health research.
In addition to her research work at The Fenway Institute, Biello is Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University.
Biello has a keen interest in social epidemiology and has worked on a diverse range of studies, from looking at the health of male sex workers to the development of apps to promote HIV testing and PrEP uptake. She has also served as a mentor to many, from interns and research assistants at The Institute to undergraduates, masters, and doctoral students at Brown and Harvard.
“It is an absolute honor to have my research recognized by the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office at NIH,” said Biello. “However, to add to that, having the support of wonderful colleagues at The Fenway Institute, Brown University and the Adolescent Trials Network who nominated me and wrote in support of my nomination feels like quite a privilege.”
Biello will travel to NIH this September to give a lecture on her work. Please join us in congratulating her on this well-deserved honor!
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